We all have stories both old and new. It is easy to get "stuck" in your old story and have a hard time beginning a new story. I am happy to share a little about myself and how I began to create my new story.
I grew up on the east coast and have always been with horses since I was around 8. I loved everything about them, the smell, sound, grace and how the whole world melted away when I was with them. I spent every moment I could beside horses. It was not until I was older that I began to understand why I loved them so much. They were always honest, forgiving and open with me. I could fail and not be afraid of being judged based on what I or others considered failure.
I spent a large majority of my time traveling on the show circuit and bringing home trophies, medals and ribbons. I was blessed to have my own horse later in my career and our friendship was strong. He carried me through some very hard times and celebrated some amazing times with me. He was my rock, my friend and my constant in the storms of being a teenager.
Fast forward to now, 35 years later. I am still working with horses and always worked with horses even after my horse was given to my friend. I got married in 96 and we moved to Sonoma in 2003. I quickly began working with local rescue organizations to help with horses that needed extra attention. This is when I saw my new story. I had been stuck in my old story of who horses were to me when I was showing and teaching on the east coast. I am not sure when I was able to turn the page in my book and begin writing this new story. It took years, hardship, doubt and a dose of fear in order for me to take the big step into this place of change. What I knew for certain is that I was sick, tired and unhappy in the place I was. I had to give myself permission to release my old story, patterns and behaviors in order to experience something new.
My new story was waiting. Once I took the first step and allowed myself to explore new things, everything became so clear and amazing. I can only explain it as if I were shedding tons of heavy weights tied to me. I felt lighter, healthier, happier and relieved. Why did I wait so long to do this? Fear, doubt, not knowing? Lack of knowledge is a major reason many people are content to stay in their unhappy rut. It is not their fault, they may not recognize it or be ready for the change. This is why I started Hoof Beats Stables years ago. My horses all have old stories and are now living in their new stories. We are here to help people find their new stories, the change they are searching for in order to walk in happiness and good health. My horses and I work closely with you to explore where you are now and where you want to be in your new story. It is a beautiful journey of life, wisdom and grace. I truly love the clients that I work with and seeing them reach for their dreams is a blessing.
I invite you to come meet my horses, myself and our farm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to contact me anytime to inquire more about my programs and how we can work together to create the best life you have ever had.
Hey there horse enthusiasts! I am Jenny Alphin, A Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Certified Equine Guided Educator. I am located in the stunning Sonoma Valley surrounded by views as far as the eye can see.